Not many singers can hit the low notes and the high notes, but Michael Hix can.
Hix will once again demonstrate his unique ability to sing low baritone and high soprano, a four-octave voice range, Saturday, March 24, at 7 p.m. when he returns to The Bender Performing Arts Center in Humble. Tickets are $15.
“This year we’ll be performing a show I call ‘I Got Soul,’” Hix said. “I’ll be recreating songs everyone will recognize by The Platters, Sam Cooke, James Brown and Michael Jackson.”
Music is quite a tradition in the Hix family. His grandfather played piano occasionally for Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. His parents loved the ‘50s and ‘60s doo-wop and Motown sound and his sisters – he’s the only boy in the family – and his cousins loved rock ‘n’ roll.
“Everybody in my family sings and loves music, so I was fortunate that I was introduced to all kinds of music and, in my shows, I draw from all of them,” Hix said.
Hix specializes in presenting variety shows on stage so, in addition to his unique vocal skills, The Bender audience will once again be treated to a special “soul” variety show that he hopes will bring back a memory.
“I love that; singing a song that is special for my audience, recreating a wonderful memory,” Hix said.
Hix was a 7-year-old prodigy singing in church. By age 14, he organized a band and refined his singing skills. Because Hix also is a born comedian, he decided to combine his two talents – singing and comedy – into one unique show that will be on full display at The Bender.
Hix has performed at the exclusive Mansion at Turtle Creek in Dallas, a well-known boutique urban hotel, as well as at the Granbury Live Theater in Granbury and at the Liberty Opry Theater. He’s performed at the Winstar World Casino and for numerous corporate and charity events, where he captures his audience’s attention and keeps them entranced for hours.
Hix is especially renowned for his family-friendly Christmas and New Year’s Eve shows at the Rockbox Theater in Fredericksburg.
Hix also is well known and highly regarded in the Lake Houston area. He has performed at Harris County Precinct 4’s Opry held annually at the Humble Civic Center
“I’ve been so fortunate to work in the Lake Houston area and I’d love to see everyone again on March 24,” Hix said.
In addition to his stage shows, Hix performs on national television and feature films. He’s a voice-over actor for radio commercials, audio books and animated films. Currently, he spends a week a month in Los Angeles, where he is working with a producer on projects with The Fifth Dimension and Thelma Houston.
“My goal is to build the Michael Hix brand and eventually get a Las Vegas show that eventually we could transition to television,” he said.
“Music and performance is my livelihood and my passion,” Hix blogs on his website. “You will never know what to expect, so be sure to tune in,” he writes as he encourages music lovers to log onto his newly improved website and browse through his weekly blogs.
For a taste of Hix’s unique ability to “sing high and sing low” talent, visit michaelhixmusic.com.
To see him in person in Humble again or for the first time on March 24 as he presents “I Got Soul,” or to find out about other performers and events coming to The Bender, call 281-446-4140, visit humblepac.com, or find the Charles Bender Performing Arts Center on Facebook.